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Sightseeing & Scenic

Paterson Inlet Wildlife Tour & Ulva Island Combo

Stroll the Ulva Island open bird sanctuary on a flexible freedom walk, before enjoying a fully commentated tour cruising the stunning Southern Bays of Paterson Inlet while spotting Stewart Island’s MORE »

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Paterson Inlet Wildlife Tour

Meet our local wildlife up close and personal on this fully commentated 1 hour cruise around the stunning Southern Bays of Paterson Inlet.

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Ulva Island Freedom Walk

See Ulva Island your way! We provide flexible return transport with onboard commentary, leaving you time to explore this unique island at your leisure.

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Ulva Island Guided Walk

See Ulva Island with the experts: our Ulva Island guides are internationally renowned, and passionate about this open sanctuary’s inhabitants, its unique forest habitat and cultural history; this will be a trip you will never forget.

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Paterson Inlet Marine Farms Tour

Explore our local salmon, mussel and oyster farms on a 1 hour cruise around Big Glory Bay in Paterson Inlet. Learn about Stewart Island’s fascinating aquaculture industry and look out for dolphins, yellow eyed penguins and other wildlife.

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Whaler’s Base History Tour

Discover a little-known part of Stewart Island’s fascinating history on this informative short tour. Walk amongst the relics still to be seen at the site and enjoy an optional walk to the stunning Millar’s Beach.

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Scenic Cruise of the Freshwater River

Jump aboard our daily water taxi through Paterson Inlet and up the stunning, winding Freshwater River; the perfect way to explore a unique part of the island…

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Coast to Coast Adventure

This unique fly-walk-boat package is a gentle sample of the island’s more rigorous North-West Circuit. A number of options are available, including overnight stays at either the Mason Bay or Freshwater DOC huts. Appealing to any traveller up for a taste of New Zealand in its natural untouched state.

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Marine Farms & Whaler’s Base Combo

Let your knowledgeable skipper and guide escort you on a tour of a 1920’s whale chaser repair station, before visiting our local salmon, mussel and oyster farms on this 2 hour cruise. Keep for your eyes open for resident dolphins and yellow eyed penguins.

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Whaler’s Base & Millar’s Beach

Be transported back to early 1920’s Prices Inlet, where the Ross Sea Whaling Company of Norway operated their whale chaser repair station. Explore the relics still to be seen at the base on either our custom water taxi service, or a fully guided experience.

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Contact Us

Freephone (NZ): 0800 725 487

Telephone: +64 (0)3 219 1487

Email: info@rakiuracharters.co.nz

Booking Office
10 Main Road, Halfmoon Bay,
Stewart Island, New Zealand

Phone +64 (0)3 219 1487

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Stewart Island


Rakiura Charters
PO Box 112
Halfmoon Bay
Stewart Island
New Zealand

Booking Office
10 Main Road
Halfmoon Bay
Stewart Island
E: info@rakiuracharters.co.nz


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